British prime minister to deliver EU speech in the Netherlands

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is to deliver a major speech on Europe in the Netherlands on January 18, his press office has confirmed.

British media reported at the weekend Cameron was planning to make the speech in the Netherlands, and that he had the support of Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte.
But Dutch officials said at the time they had no knowledge of the speech or its location.
Nos television reported on Monday evening that Rutte will not attend the speech but that the two leaders will meet afterwards.
Cameron’s speech is expected to outline his position on Europe, plans to renegotiate Britain’s membership treaty and calls for a referendum.
It is not clear why he has decided to give the speech in the Netherlands.
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